Directed by Koray Kaya (Turkey, 2014)
In Turkish with English subtitles
The film takes its name from John Cage’s “anarchic harmony” theory. His indeterminacy principle proved that one can make music by using all different kinds of sounds, not only by instruments. Director Koray Kaya tries to answer questions like: “Why should people have to listen to the same types of music every day?” Anarchic Harmony is not confined to only one genre. Nourished by the revolutionary composers, and theorists like Ilhan Mimaroglu’s consideration contribution to contemporary music scene in New York and Istanbul, labels like Sublime Porte, Polyfisch or other young and remarkable electronic musicians inspired by avante-garde pioneers, represent an important edge of the Istanbul underground scene. Jazz Pianist Aydin Esen and Dr. Alper Maral’s comments on sociopolitical developments illuminate the advancement of technology accompanied with music through its quest into uniformization. All of the monologues were shot before Occupy Gezi. These monologues reveal the conservative and cliche standpoint of neo-liberal make-believe games.